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Weather stations provide data in Volusia County

Weather stations provide data in Volusia County

Volusia County Emergency Management officials are reminding residents to be prepared in case a storm threatens the area. “Every family should create a disaster plan and start stocking their disaster supply kits,” Jim Judge, Volusia County’s emergency management director. “After a disaster, emergency workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. In some […]

Flagler residents urged to sign up for CodeRED

Flagler residents urged to sign up for CodeRED

Flagler County officials are encouraging residents to sign up for the CodeRED weather warning notifications and for those requiring additional assistance to apply for the special-needs evacuation shelter registry. “Weather conditions can change rapidly,” said Steve Garten, Flagler County Public Safety Emergency Manager. “We especially want to make sure we have everyone with special needs […]

Fallen heroes to be remembered at Palm Coast’s 9/11 observance

Fallen heroes to be remembered at Palm Coast’s 9/11 observance

The City of Palm Coast Fallen Heroes Memorial honoring emergency responders killed during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will take place at Heroes Memorial Park on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 8 a.m. The Fallen Heroes Memorial recognizes the selfless acts of courage exemplified by the members of the Police, Fire and EMS departments. It […]

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

Huger sues city, alleges discrimination

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES When Thomas Huger applied for a job as the City of Daytona Beach’s deputy Public Works director last year, he was armed with a master of business administration graduate degree, numerous certifications and excellent performance evaluations and reviews. The current facilities construction and maintenance manager, who has a 10-year work […]

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

Early voting ‘going good’ in Volusia

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES Thousands in Volusia County decided to take advantage of early voting for the Aug. 30 primary. The Volusia County Supervisor of Elections website shows that 6,022 registered voters had participated in early voting as of Daytona Times’ Wednesday presstime, including 1,364 at City Island Library in Daytona Beach. That’s an […]

Rooting for academic success

Rooting for academic success

Students get handshakes and encouragement from local men during Million Father March BY DAYTONA STAFF When Turie T. Elementary School students and their parents stepped on campus Monday morning, they received warm greetings from a group of male leaders from Bethune-Cookman University and the community. The event was a continuation of the Million Father March, […]

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

Local officials not too worried about Zika’s impact on tourism

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES The Florida Department of Health confirmed 15 new travel-related cases of the Zika virus on Wednesday, which included one in Volusia County. The report included three each in Pinellas, Orange and Seminole counties, two in Broward and one each in Broward, Manatee and Pasco. Local officials are being cautious but […]

Young poets mentoring program kicks off Sept. 18

Young poets mentoring program kicks off Sept. 18

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The award-winning documentary film “Louder than a Bomb” will be shown at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, for free at City Island Library to celebrate the start of the Volusia County Young Poets Mentoring Program. The film traces high school poets who prepare and compete in poetry slam competitions. […]

Hope House resident’s accomplishments celebrated

Hope House resident’s accomplishments celebrated

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Food Brings Hope celebrates and congratulates residents of the Eric Christopher DeVriese, Jr. Hope House for reaching personal and academic goals during their stay at the residence for unaccompanied and homeless youth. The doors to the Hope House opened in January 2014 and has provided for and benefited 12 unaccompanied […]

Community News

Community News

Love Fest set for Aug. 27 The Third Annual Love Fest is scheduled for Aug. 27 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 849 Derbyshire Road in Daytona Beach. This is a free community event, which is about restoring unity in the community through community partnership awareness. Free food, haircuts and health screenings will be […]